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  1. BIC PL-200 II [draft]

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    BIC Acoustech PL-200 II Review By Jim Wilson (theJman) Introduction The subject of this review is the BIC Acoustech PL-200 II. The PL-200 II is a 12" bass reflex subwoofer with dual front-firing ports. Measuring just 17.25"x15"x19.5" (HWD), it's rather compact for a ported subwoofer with a...
  2. Rythmik FV18 [draft]

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    Rythmik Audio FV18 Review By Jim Wilson (theJman) Round 3 The subject of this review is the Rythmik Audio FV18, a large industrial strength ported subwoofer. This is the 3rd Rythmik sub I have reviewed, hence the "round 3" designation. The FV18 is the company's flagship single-driver...
  3. HSU Research CCB-8 Speakers [draft]

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    (picture courtesy of Hsu Research) Hsu Research CCB-8 Speaker By Jim Wilson (theJman) What Have We Here? The subject of this review is the Hsu Research CCB-8 speaker. Utilizing a concentric driver, the CCB-8 is fairly unique in the world of home audio. Wait, a concentric driver? What's...
  4. PowerSound Audio S1800 Review [draft]

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    PowerSound Audio S1800 By Jim Wilson (theJman) Picture courtesy of PowerSound Audio Introduction The subject of this review is the PowerSound Audio S1800 subwoofer. The S1800 is a new model from PowerSound Audio (PSA), first released in February of 2016. It's an acoustic suspension model...
  5. JTR Speakers Captivator 118HT [draft]

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    JTR Speakers Captivator 118HT By Jim Wilson (theJman) Introduction The subject of this review is the brand new Captivator 118HT from JTR Speakers. This is a bass reflex subwoofer utilizing a custom 18" driver in a fairly large enclosure, measuring 30"x20"x22.5" (HWD) and weighing right...
  6. HSU Research ULS-15 MK2 [Draft]

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    HSU Research ULS-15 MK2 By Jim Wilson (theJman) photo courtesy of HSU Research Introduction The subject of this review is the HSU Research ULS-15 MK2, a newly released upgrade of the MK1. If it seems like HSU deja-vu you're partially correct; in June of this year I published a review on...
  7. XTZ Cinema Series 5.1 system [draft]

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    XTZ Sound Cinema Series By Jim Wilson (theJman) photo courtesy of XTZ Sound Introduction The subject of this review is a 5.1 Cinema Series system from XTZ Sound. The Cinema Series is the companies top-of-the-line home theater package targeted at the serious audiophile, the person who...
  8. Fluance XL Series 5.0 Speaker System Review [Draft]

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    Introduction Overview Aesthetics & Quality Setup and Calibration Operation and General Impressions Music Performance Foo Fighters - I Am a River (Sonic Highways, Apple Music/AirPlay) Movie Performance Interstellar (Blu-Ray) Value Review Discussion Thread Product...
  9. Arcam AVR750 7-Channel AV Receiver Review [Draft]

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    Introduction I've delayed writing this review far longer than I had planned, but life happens, and schedules change. Although I fear I'm testing Arcam's patience with the duration of the loan, I will say the presence of the AVR750 in my system has been a really pleasant perk. It can be easy to...
  10. Rythmik F8 [draft]

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    Rythmik F8 By Jim Wilson (theJman) Introduction The subject of this review is the Rythmik F8 subwoofer. The F8 is an acoustic suspension design utilizing dual 8" drivers in a front-firing configuration, each of which is coupled to its own 300 watt RMS class D Hypex Ucd amplifier replete...
  11. HSU Research VFT-3 MK5 HP [Draft]

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    HSU Research VTF-3 MK5 HP By Jim Wilson (theJman) Introduction The subject of this review is the HSU Research VTF-3 MK5 HP, a 15" bass reflex subwoofer with dual front-firing ports and variable tuning. It measures 24"x17.25"x21.5" (HWD) and weighs 83 pounds, certainly not out of line for...
  12. Anthem MRX-710 7-channel A/V Receiver Review [Draft]

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    Introduction Anthem has been producing solid AV receivers and multi-channel amplifiers for high end home audio and home theaters for a while now. They bridge the gap between lower cost mainstream electronics and high dollar separates. They have a reputation for good quality and one of the best...
  13. Denon AVR-X4100W 7.2-Ch Network Receiver Review [Draft]

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    Introduction Denon receivers have maintained a respectable level of popularity among home theater enthusiasts with a reputation for good performance and up-to-date technology. The brand's updated lineup for 2014 aims to maintain reputation with an impressive collection of features to compliment...
  14. Yamaha Aventage RX-A3040 9-Channel AV Receiver Review [Draft]

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    Introduction I will begin by admitting a bit of bias toward Yamaha audio components. For as long as I can remember, my uncle has had a vintage set of Yamaha speakers powered by a Yamaha receiver, and I have always loved the sound of his setup. I never stuck with piano lessons long enough to be...
  15. Chane Theater Ten & Power Package Two Review [Draft]

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    Introduction Craig Chase and Jon Lane are long time friends of the Home Theater Shack, and have been working hard this year to release new and updated HT and Hi-Fi products under their new brand, Chane Music & Cinema. Among those are the Theater Ten monitor and SBE-118 sealed 18" subwoofer...
  16. Onkyo TX-NR737 7.2-Ch Network A/V Receiver Review [Draft]

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    Introduction There has been a lot of news this year related to AV receivers - major new technologies, questionable changes in room-correction features, and big brand partnerships. Onkyo seems to be right in the middle of all of it. The company began releasing updated models to it's TX-NR line of...
  17. PowerSound Audio XS15se [Draft]

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    PowerSound Audio XS15se By Jim Wilson (theJman) Introduction The subject of this review is the PowerSound Audio XS15se, an acoustic suspension subwoofer utilizing a down-firing 15" driver. The BASH amp is rated at 550 watts RMS and a staggering 1650 watts peak. PowerSound Audio (PSA)...
  18. Draft Day - Blu-ray Review

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    http://www.hometheatershack.com/gallery/file.php?n=24969 Title: Draft Day Movie: :3.5stars: Video: :4.5stars: Audio: :4stars: Extras: :2.5stars: HTS Overall Score:79 http://www.hometheatershack.com/gallery/file.php?n=24977Summary It used to be that Baseball was the number...
  19. Yamaha YSP-1400 Digital Sound Projector Review [Draft]

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    Introduction In a perfect world, everyone in search of good quality home theater audio would have the space and budget for a modern receiver, five or more separate speakers, and a big subwoofer (maybe two). Although Yamaha offers all of these things, they also know it can be tricky to get the...
  20. BIC H-100II Subwoofer Review [draft]

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    BIC Acoustech H-100II By Jim Wilson (theJman) Introduction The subject of this review is the BIC Acoustech Cinema Series H-100II, a 12" bass reflex subwoofer. The H-100II is relatively small for a ported sub, measuring just 17.25"x14.75"x17.75" (HWD). It's not terribly heavy either...
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